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Balbas Reserva 2005 Wine Review

Balbas Reserva 2005

Balbas Reserva 2005

Ribera Del Duero D.O.C., Spain

Community Score:90/100

Community Reviews: 6

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Price: $22.95

Drink: 2018-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine

Winery: Balbas

Agent: Tradesa Corp.

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This Balbas Reserva 2005 was reviewed on October 31, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Wineboy rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

Year after year this wine performs. Although the 2001 was perhaps a tad better, I'd still buy this one. You should too if you are looking for a heavily oaked wine (even on the Spanish spectrum). The fruit is medium weight, ripe and smooth. The oak takes almost a popcorn aroma. Still lovely after some age, and not showing signs of being tired. now - 3 years.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

Made from 90% Tempranillo, 10% Cab Sauv. Luscious aromas of very fragrant ripe strawberries, cherries, cassis, vanilla, slight mint and allspice, repeated on the layered palate with touches of leather and toast. Good acidity makes it very food-friendly for tapas, olives, grilled lamb chops or hamburgers.
Tasted May 2017
Monique Sosa - Accredited Sommelier rated this wine as 90/100 with the following review:

A divine bouquet of aromas matched with deeply flavourful black fruit, dried sage. mint, tobaccos and floral flavours. The palate is chewy with med-high tannins and tangy acidity. Stewed red plum, cherry, and tobacco notes dominate the finish. Enjoy with braised beef sliders. Tasted May 2017 by @sommsosa | bespoketastings.ca
Balbas Reserva (2005) comes from the Ribera del Duero in Spain. This is a full-bodied, earthy red wine blend of mostly Tempranillo and some Cabernet Sauvignon. - Community Wine Reviews

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